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Lake Mweru on Zambia-Congo Border

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June 4th, 2010 Category: Lakes

Zambia and Congo - April 17th, 2010

Zambia and Congo - April 17th, 2010

Lake Mweru (in French, Lac Moero) is a body of water in central Africa, bordered to the east by Zambia and to the west by Congo (Kinshasa). The name is Bantu for “lake.”

A part of the Congo River system, it lies in the northwest of the Mweru-Luapula-Bangweulu plain, its surface being about 3,010 feet (917 m) above sea level. Its greatest length (south-southwest to north-northeast) is 76 miles (122 km), its average width 31 miles (50 km), and its surface area 1,900 square miles (4,920 square km).

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